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antivirus software

[¦an·tē‚vī·rəs ′sȯf‚wer]
(computer science)
Software that is designed to protect against computer viruses.

antivirus software

(tool)
Programs to detect and remove computer viruses. The simplest kind scans executable files and boot blocks for a list of known viruses. Others are constantly active, attempting to detect the actions of general classes of viruses. antivirus software should always include a regular update service allowing it to keep up with the latest viruses as they are released.
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The antivirus software was turned off to allow the stolen software to validate without detection but the keygen-a piece of software the generates a key to validate pirated software-was laced with malware and installed a backdoor onto the contractor's computer.
This report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global antivirus software package market for 2015-2019.
The smartphone is just like a minicomputer -- if you download something from a malicious site, you are at risk of a security breach which is why antivirus software is important," he added.
So what this essentially means is that no matter what antivirus software you install, the chances of your computer getting infected will remain pretty high.
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The "one threat, one cure" approach, such as installing only one antivirus software version, has become outdated.
Integrating Anti-Spyware and Anti-Spam in Antivirus software is a new concept for the Antivirus industry as no other Antivirus company offers this.
Other antivirus software we had been using throughout the university had not even detected those viruses," he says.
Several antivirus software programs (costing between $30 and $60 each), available in computer stores, locate and remove viruses from your computer.
com has been a strong partner for Avira, helping us to share our antivirus software around the world and particularly in the United States," said Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira.
Antivirus software secures and safeguards your PCs from being damaged by these viruses and threats.